Brad tagged me with this movie thing, so here goes:
Total number of DVDs/VHS tapes I own: Good grief, I don't know. We have a ton of tapes, but probably 15-20 DVDs.
The last film I bought: I think it might have been the Star Wars DVD set (the original three movies plus special features). Our kids gave us the extended version of The Return of the King for Christmas, so we have all the extended versions of the Lord of the Rings.
The last film I watched: I saw The Interpreter while I was in Chicago a few weeks ago. I really enjoyed it. I never thought I was a big Sean Penn or Nicole Kidman fan, but I enjoyed them in the movie and I liked the way the story unfolded. I think the critics were mixed on it, but I thought it was good storytelling.
Five films I watch a lot or mean a lot to me: 1) I kind of have a tie here: While You Were Sleeping -- this is one of my favorite movies. I love all the characters and the way they interact. And The Goodbye Girl -- another sappy love story, but it's great; 2) Tootsie -- this is the most hilarious movie. I know parts of it by heart I think. Even though I've seen it many, many times, I still just die laughing when I watch it; 3) About a Boy -- Hugh Grant is gorgeous and this is just such a neat story. I love how these people who aren't related become a kind of intentional family; 4) Safe Passage -- Susan Sarandon as the mother of seven sons. So much of this movie resonates with me: big family, lots of boys, things aren't always perfect, grownup love; 5) a tie here -- The Lord of the Rings movies and the Star Wars movies (so really I get six movies in this one category). Epic stories, wonderfully created worlds, Viggo Mortensen and Harrison Ford. 'Nuf said.
So now I'm supposed to tag five people. Hmmmm. How about:
(I was never very good at playground games, so if this doesn't fly with you guys, it's OK.)